We have talked about recruiting an awful lot. We know that many of our readers and listeners are aspiring to play college softball and that is a great dream. One of the reasons why is the hope of achieving some sort of scholarship money to help make school more affordable. We ave also talked about how competitive it is trying a earn a softball scholarship.
Well, there is some great news and it is something that all of our aspiring softball players should pay attention to. Yes, a softball scholarship would be great but there are also a lot of different opportunities for you to receive financial assistance to pay for school.
The title of this blog should give you a big hint. There are many scholarships available to women only! That’s right, in this day and age of political correctness and treating everyone equally there are many scholarship programs available to women which obviously creates a great opportunity.
Where do you look? There are a bunch of categories and groups for you to investigate.
General Scholarships for women. When the student isn’t sure of an exact area of study then general scholarships are a great choice. Here are a couple places to look:
1000 Dreams Scholarship FundAAUW Scholarship Program
Army Women’s Foundations Legacy Scholarships (Must be current, former or direct family member of a soldier)
Emerge Scholarship (Georgia residents only)
Scholarships for Women in Business, Finance or Accounting. For students who want to study in these areas. Specific areas of study limit the competition.
Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships.
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
PBWC Academic Scholarship Program (California residents only)
WIIT Trust Scholarship
Women in Public Finance Scholarship
Scholarships for Women in Teaching and Education. Many educators do not earn huge salaries so keeping the cost down is a great place to start. Some of these programs will require the recipient to teach in certain areas or a specific population.
AASA Scholarship Program
American Montessori Society Teacher Education Scholarship
Barbara Lotze Scholarship
US Dept. of Education TEACH Grant
Scholarships for Women in STEM. There are many scholarship opportunities for women interested in STEM where many schools are pushing to increase the number of women in these areas.
ABC Humane Wildlife Control Academic Scholarship
Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Scholarship
AWIS Kirsten R. Lorenzen Award
Aysen Tunca Memorial Scholarship
Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship
NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Fund
OpenStack Scholarship Program
Society of Women Engineers
Women Techmakers Scholars Program
Scholarships for Women in Nursing, Medicine and Health. This traditional area for female students is still loaded with scholarship opportunities.
ANNA Career Mobility Scholarships
Future Care Scholarship
March of Dimes Nursing Scholarships
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships for Minority Women. Many opportunities exist for women of specific minority groups but there are also generic scholarships available across group lines.
AWG Minority Scholarship
Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarships
Judith McManus Price Scholarship
Anarcha, Betsy and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award (Must be a medical student)
Anita Young Boswell Scholarship
Julianne Malveau Scholarship
Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship Fund’
UNCF Essence Scholars Program
AANAPISI Scholarship Program
Asian Women in Business Scholarship
Chican Latina Foundation Scholarships
Hispanic Women’s Council Scholarship Program
InGenesis Diversity Leadership Scholarship
Association of American Indian Affairs Scholarship
Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship
This of course is not an all-inclusive list. We hope this will give you a jumping off point in your search of ways to help pay for your college education. be sure to ask the financial aid office of your school, the guidance office at your high school and local business and benevolent groups who also might be able to open some doors for you.
Good luck and Good hunting!